Q) Why should I pay a voluntary LARPAC contribution on my
A) Your annual dues statement
contains one way to make a voluntary contribution to the Louisiana
REALTORS® Political Action Committee (LARPAC). These LARPAC
funds are used to support political candidates who listen to REALTOR®
positions on issues affecting your business. LARPAC also supports
or works to defeat issues by getting involved in advocacy campaigns.
This assures that as your business partner, we make a difference
in the way you do business in Louisiana.
Q) Why should I earn the GRI designation?
A) Louisiana's Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) program is
recognized as one of the top GRI programs in the nation. Surveys
show that not only do GRI's make more money than non-designees,
but that they are more likely to survive the difficult first few
years of a real estate career. Louisiana law now requires that newly-licensed
agents and brokers take 30 hours of post-licensing education within
their first year. Because many of the GRI courses also qualify for
state credit, you can meet the legal education requirements and
be well on your way to earning the most prestigious real estate
Q) Are there any other designations I can earn?
A) Yes. In fact, read through LR's designation
page to learn about all the different types of designations
you can earn. If you're interested in the Accredited Buyer’s
Representative (ABR) Designation make sure you visit
our ABR page for more information about that designation. LR
offers several different designation courses throughout the year
so be sure to browse the education
calendar to find out when you can start earning designations.
Q) How do I file an ethics complaint or a request for arbitration?
A) Contact your member
Board. All ethics complaints and arbitration requests begin
there. You will be asked to write down your complaint and, if deemed
appropriate, to appear at a hearing.
Q) What about the State Association's insurance programs?
A) We offer several insurance programs to our members. Visit
our members discounts page to learn about the different insurance
programs we offer.
Q) Someone suggested that I go to the Fall Conference, but I don't
see how it will help my business. Will it?
A) YES. The
Louisiana REALTORS® Fall Conference offers excellent seminars,
workshops and education opportunities with national speakers. It
also gives you a chance to network with top real estate performers
from throughout the state.
Q) Can the Louisiana REALTORS® help me with legal issues?
A) The Louisiana REALTORS® operates a Legal Assistance Hotline that gives your broker access
to Louisiana real estate law specialists who can help you deal with
situations that may arise in your business. To access the Legal
Assistance Hotline, your broker may fax the question to 225-926-5922.
Q) Why should I be concerned about proper use of the REALTOR®
A) To preserve the exclusivity and integrity of the marks, you have an obligation to properly use
the terms and to notify your member board or state association of
any unauthorized or improper uses. Remember, the term REALTOR®
must always appear in capital letters, and must always separate
the term REALTOR® from your name or firm's name with punctuation,
even when they appear on separate lines. Learn
more with a quick guide to proper trademark use.
Q) Do I have to be a broker to serve on a Louisiana REALTORS® team?
A) Absolutely not. More and more new people are getting involved with Louisiana REALTORS®.
We are thrilled to have new participants and we welcome any member
who wants to take a more active role in the association.
Q) Do I get any special discounts due to being a member of Louisiana
A) Louisiana REALTORS®
offers a variety of service benefits to its membership through many
major companies. Learn more
on our Member Dicounts Page.